European eel drawn by German artist Heinrich Harder for Emil Walter’s 1913 ‘Unsere süßwasserfische’.
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No one would think of eating an endangered animal like the Iberian lynx. So why do we still eat eels?
A moray eel.
Imagine if you had to go through puberty four or five times, with each bodily change more dramatic than the last. Then you’d have a pretty good understanding of what it’s like to be an eel.
Prepare to be stunned by a technology that nature perfected.
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One species of eel can discharge 860 volts of electricity – that’s 200-fold higher than the top voltage of a single lithium-ion battery.
Salmon crowd a river in Washington State in the US as they swim upstream to spawn.
A recent US study found tyre chemicals were polluting rivers and poisoning migratory salmon.
Fish need to cross roads too. But the tunnels built to channel rivers under roads and railways can block their migrations.
Scientists are left with two conclusions. Either Nessie is an eel, or she never existed at all.
The closure of a London pie shop raises questions regarding the relationship between food and identity.
An 1894 image of Lambton fighting the worm from the book More English Fairy Tales.
A monstrous worm that features in English mythology shares remarkable similarities with the watery serpents of Indigenous stories.
Scientists think the European eel spawns thousands of miles away in the Sargasso Sea – but no one has ever seen an eel there.
Satellite-tagged eels, ready for release.
Martin Castonguay, DFO
Much of what we know about these elusive eels’ life cycle has been based on circumstantial evidence. Now for the first time, scientists tracked an adult eel to its distant spawning ground.
But what if I lose the remote behind the sofa?
Electric eels can incapacitate prey by producing a stunning 660-volt zap of electricity, but what’s really shocking is how they use that power. The mechanism of the eel’s attack was a mystery, but an experimental…
Man-made noise, such as sound from passing ships, has affected the ability of eels to respond to predators. University of…
On your marks, get set, cross the Atlantic.
Reports of the third successive year of rising eel catches in France suggests the eel’s drastic decline in numbers has finally bottomed out. However it’s important to note that today’s catches are a tiny…